Did this seem like a long week to you? It sure did to me. Looking at all of the many topics editorial cartoonists covered this week, I think I better understand why. As always, I hope you enjoy this collection of my favorite cartoons from the week. If you have a favorite, do let me know by commenting!
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wow… so many choices. Great collection, terrifying sourcing.
Mike Luckovich is a national treasure. Thank you for posting these.
He is. I love his work. Bonus, he’s so prolific!
I love all of these! #3: “I propose delaying the landslide.” Made me laugh out loud.
Let’s make it happen!
“Up Front” is a wonderful book by the late, great cartoonist Bill Maudlin. You may not be old enough to remember his World War II cartoon character soldiers “Willie and Joe”, but may recall his well known cartoon after the 1963 Kennedy assassination of a weeping Abe on the Lincoln Memorial monument. This magnificent collection of the week’s political cartoons brings to mind something from Mauldin : “Editorial cartooning is essentially a destructive art. We are not pontificators, or molders of thought – or at least we shouldn’t try to be. Ours is more the role of the lowly gadfly : circle and stab, circle and stab. Roughly put, our credo should be, if it’s big, hit it.” I would say that every cartoonist featured in this collection have “hit it”! Thank-you!
Thank you, Ellen. I do love editorial cartoons for those reasons, and others. I am familiar with Willie and Joe although those were drawn before my time.
Having organized a protest here in Ann Arbor last weekend that drew ~400 people to protest Federal troops in Portland, etc., I go with “We’re all John Lewis.”
Thank you for your activism, Jeff! That’s what it’ll take to get the changes that we seek.
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As usual these days, the cartoonists have been kept on their toes. Our friend TokyoSand has been busy scouting out the best of the bunch for us. Thank you, TS, for our weekly dose of humour!
You know how much I like putting this weekly feature together. Glad you and your readers enjoy it, too!
I know you enjoy it, and we are so glad you do! It’s one of the highlights of the week!